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Microgrid Cyber Security Enhancement Considerations
This paper discusses the use of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) -based embedded systems to enhance the cyber security of microgrid infrastructure. This may be obtained by shifting the center of critical algorithms execution outside the main processing unit of the target components. The use of FPGAs allow various specific implementation approaches. The modern SoC architectures containing both an FPGA component and an advanced processing system in the same chip might be one of the answers to the cybernetic security enhancement. This solution can be the key in the evolving measurement and control systems used in microgrid terminals and/or data processing points. By narrowing the range of commonly known cyberattacks, this may represent one of the best solutions to boost the cybernetic security of the measurement and control systems.